PhotoRehab Wrap Up #19 and New Challenge #20

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WE’RE BAAAACK!

So sorry for the short break in transmission, but we are back now for the last few weeks of the year. Cover Makeover is the our themed feature of the Photo Rehab Clinic, created by me and Lucile from Bridging Lacunas.

Every week we give a new prompt, and our participants go to town, using all their creativity, and producing fabulous covers often better than the originals.

Welcome to last week’s Wrap Up and to the new challenge.

Last time, Sabina from Library of Cats suggested that we do a novel from Ayn Rand. While I hadn’t heard of Ayn Rand and I didn’t know much about her, when I took a look I saw that her covers are minimalistic and stunning – see them here.

I have chosen Ayn Rand’s The Romantic Manifesto and here is the cover and full synopsis, both taken from the website linked here:

AynRand_The_Romantic_Manifesto
Original
Desley's.
Desley’s.

And here are the covers made by our tireless designers. Please go visit there blogs to see their processes for producing these marvellous cover makeovers.

Julie Powell gives us two stunning covers using a butterfly as her focal point.

Jennifer Nichole Wells give us a wonderful design by blending 3 photos!

Jennifer Nichole Wells
Jennifer Nichole Wells

3. Sabine and Toby from Library of Cats also gave us a beautifully blended cover, and I like the addition of some text to the cover.

Library of Cats
Library of Cats

4. Joanne from Coffee Fuels My Photography uses a wonderful New York Christmas window as her backdrop for this intricate cover:

Coffee Fuels My Photography
Coffee Fuels My Photography

5. Sarah from First Night Design gives us an absolutely delicious cover, which makes my mouth water.

First Night Design
First Night Design

6. StephGhost from Learning: Art, Writing and More uses her own painting as the cover this week, very talented.

Learning: Art, Writing and More.
Learning: Art, Writing and More.

7. Geert from Witch With a View brings us two block colour covers this week. I like them both, do you have a favourite?

A fabulous effort all round, I really love these designs.

For this week, I am a little jealous that Lucile is doing the cover. It’s for a book that she is currently reading, called The Happiness Project.

Original
Original

Some information from http://gretchenrubin.com/happiness_project/2009/09/the-happiness-project-book/ :

The Happiness Project is one of the most thoughtful works on happiness to have emerged from the recent explosion of interest in the subject. Rubin weaves together philosophy, scientific research, history, analysis, and real-life experiences as she explains what worked for her—and what didn’t. Her conclusions are sometimes counter-intuitive – for example, she finds that money can buy happiness, when spent correctly – but they resonate with readers of all backgrounds.

I like the relative simplicity of the original cover. I also like that long tagline of possibilities that you can use to inspire your cover. I think we can expect some really fun covers this week and quite diverse as well. Here is dear Lucile’s cover:

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Ok, so there’s your challenge, what will you do? Here are the instructions:

  • Every Thursday we will give you the name of a book, music or movie, etc. and share with you our take on a new cover.
  • You will prepare you own cover by using your archive photos or shooting a new one to go with the theme.
  • Prepare your post and publish it. Remember to Ping Back (hyperlink) to this post. You may also copy your link to the comments section of this post.
    Use the tag #PhotoRehabCoverMakeover, so that we can find your post in the WP reader.
  • Add your photo to the link provided below. In this way, you expose your photo to the other participants and the audience of the Photo Rehab.
    If you wish, you can add to your post the badge we made for the challenge (below).
  • We will make a weekly wrap up of all the ingenious cover makeovers photos!
  • Every Thursday at 12:15 am CET you will find here the combined post. Immediately after that, every Thursday at 12:30 am CET, you will see the post with our version of the cover, which either Lucile or I will create. (Please Note that for the meantime, a single post will appear on either mine or Lucile’s blog at 12:15am CET).

I love this cool little challenge!!
Happy Makeovering!
x Desley & Lucile.

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39 Comments Add yours

  1. Reblogged this on lucile de godoy and commented:

    The Cover Makeover is Back and so am I!
    Check the New Challenge!
    Cheers,
    Lucile

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  2. Thank you lovely DJ for making this week’s wrap up! Fabulous covers and impressive work as always! They are pros!
    xxx

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Oh it’s my pleasure. It was good to revisit them all again as it’s been a while since we did this one. They are awesome!! And your cover is fabulous! I love how you’ve treated it. And I know what you went through to get it. Just beautiful work. X

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Yay!! Great to be back. You’ll be first I’m sure!

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  3. love seeing all ya’lls creativity! so cool. I bought the Happiness Project at an airport years ago, and once I got home, I never finished it. I think I’ll pull it off the shelf and give it another go!

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    1. desleyjane says:

      They’re awesome aren’t they? Yes I will have to get the book too, it seems really good.

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    1. Speedy Gonzalez is back too! Yay!!!!! So happy to ‘see’ you.

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    2. desleyjane says:

      LOL there you are!! Ok I’m off to check it out.

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  4. Geert Smits says:

    A little happiness … Don’t we all need that? So this is just the right cover at the right time!

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Yes!! A little happiness goes a long way!!

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  5. Debbie H says:

    Great to see you all! Welcome back 😊

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thanks Deb. Should be fun 😄

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  6. What a marvellous and varied collection of covers!

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    1. desleyjane says:

      They’re fabulous aren’t they? Thanks so much for being a part of it.

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  7. berryduchess says:

    yey! I was out of the woods for a while and it is so good to know that this challenge is back! 😀 cant wait to join!

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Excellent! So glad to have you join!

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  8. Trev Jones says:

    I’m so pleased to see this challenge back, it is one of my favourites. I’ve just had a go at the Happiness Project.
    http://sillyoldsod.com/the-happiness-project/

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Fabulous. I’m off to see yours.

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    2. desleyjane says:

      I love your cover! It’s super happy! And it looks great! Unfortunately, I can’t like it or comment on it for some reason??

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      1. Trev Jones says:

        Thank you for your kind words. I have no idea why it doesn’t let you comment or like. Must be my host.

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        1. desleyjane says:

          I will try from my computer instead of the phone 😊

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        2. desleyjane says:

          Apologies, I think it was my issue, using the phone. It’s worked on the computer. Cheers!

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  9. Wow, you are all so talented. I know who to hire when I need my book cover 🙂

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    1. desleyjane says:

      They’re fabulous aren’t they Terri? Cheers!

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  10. Amy Sampson says:

    Ooh… I love that book. She has a podcast (with her sister) on iTunes now. It’s called “happier”. If you’re into podcasts, check it out.

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Ooooo thanks I might just do that for the massive road trips ahead!

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